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No stranger to the festival which is now in its fourteenth year, after The Grand Budapest Hotel received its UK premiere there back in 2014.

Director Wes Anderson’s new animated film Isle Of Dogs has been chosen as the 2018 Glasgow Film Festival Opening Gala, taking place on Wednesday 21st February.

Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

The film boasts a wealth of talent, including Bryan Cranston (Last Flag Flying), Edward Norton (American History X), Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Ken Watanabe (Inception), Scarlett Johansson (Ghost In The Shell), Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Bill Murray (Lost In Translation).

Isle Of Dogs is officially released in the UK on 30th March 2018.

You can purchase tickets for the Opening Gala from Monday 8th January at 10AM, with the full Glasgow Film Festival programme announced on Wednesday 24th January.